Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Brain and nerves
- Female parts: vagina and uterus
- Head, face and neck
- Legs, paws and claws
- Male parts: penis, testicles and prostate
- Mammary glands (breasts)
- Mouth and Teeth
- Skin and fur
A luxating patella occurs when a dog's kneecap slides out of the groove in the thighbone. A healthy kneecap should never slip out of the groove, and if it does, we call it a luxating patella (dislocating kneecap).
Mouth pain in cats Overview Cats are very good at hiding pain. This was an important skills for their wild ancestors but it makes it difficult to spot signs of a problem in our pet cats. One of the first signs of a painful mouth tends to be a change in their eating habits. You may even notice your cat hissing or appearing scared of their food. Make an appointment to see your vet if your cat is…
Dogs with sore mouths often eat on one side of their face, eat less or, if the pain is severe, they may stop eating completely.
Being unable to pee is a life threatening condition. If your dog is unable to pass urine, this could indicate a blocked bladder. Call your vet for advice ASAP if your dog is having trouble peeing.
Unfortunately (for us!), many dogs enjoy the taste of poo, and eating it (coprophagia) is a very normal dog behaviour. Contrary to popular belief, if your dog eats poo, it’s unlikely to be because of a health problem or something missing from their diet.